CLASH! Megyn Lets Loose on Fellow Host, Blogger Over "Offensive" Working Mom Comments
Megyn Kelly invited Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs and RedState.com's Erick Erickson on 'America Live' Friday to respond to controversial remarks made Wednesday night on fallout from a brand new report on the growing trend of women being primary breadwinners in their households. The report details how the dynamic of American families is rapidly changing, with mothers being the primary provider in four out of 10 households with children under the age of 18; in comparison, in 1960 the rate of female breadwinners was just 11 percent.
Lou Dobbs and a handful of male Fox guests, ranging from Erickson, to Juan Williams, to pollster Douglas Schoen, seemed to reach the same consensus, saying that the growing trend 'could undermine the social order' of a once male-dominated society.
Kelly asked Dobbs and Erickson to defend their claims. And their arguments didn't hold much weight in her eyes.
"Who died and made you scientist-in-chief?" she asked of Erickson, to which he quickly responded that what he actually had meant was that in nature, the male of the species is dominant and the protector, and in modern society, a 'lot of feminists' think gender roles are interchangeable.
Erickson also posted a blog on Red State furthering his claims of fact and science supporting the notion that women should hold the role of caregiver, not breadwinner. When Megyn challenged him on those claims, he said simply that there 'are people who agree with him.'
"Just because you have people who agree with you doesn't mean that it's not offensive," she responded. "I didn't like what you wrote one bit, and I do think you are judging people. To me you sound like somebody who's judging but who wants to come out and say, 'I'm not, I'm not, I'm not. Now, let me judge, judge, judge ... and by the way, it's science, it's science.' Well, I have a whole list of studies that say your science is wrong and your facts are wrong."
Things didn't get much prettier when Kelly turned her attention to Dobbs, breaking in while he was commenting about "ignoring the fact that we have marriages shattering" in our society.
"Why are you attributing that to women in the workforce?" she interjected.
"Excuse me, let me finish what I'm saying if I may, oh dominant one," he responded.
Watch the rest of what happened: